We thought that the patient also had a chronic obstructive lung disease
, which probably masked his laryngeal infection.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, World Health Organization Global Initiative for chronic obstructive lung disease
Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD, Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
The initial therapeutic focus areas for the Aeolus Pipeline Initiative include Parkinson's disease and Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
In the 2010 update of its COPD management guidelines, The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
(GOLD) included roflumilast as a new treatment option, acknowledging its principal action to reduce inflammation and the clinical implications in terms of exacerbation reduction in GOLD stage III and IV COPD patients.
Respiratory disease for this purpose includes airway disease, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease
, and silicosis fumes, lead, and dust particles.
The latest Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
(GOLD) guidelines recommend long-acting muscarinic antagonists as first-line therapy for a broad range of COPD patients with moderate to very severe symptoms.
Long-acting bronchodilators, including tiotropium, are a preferred maintenance therapy for COPD from stage II onwards according to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
(GOLD) treatment guidelines.
Thin, multislice, helical CT scanning allows for the acquisition of high-resolution volumetric image data sets of the lung during a breath-hold, or at multiple phases within a respiratory cycle for children, the elderly, and people of all ages having asthma or chronic obstructive lung disease
Second-hand smoke is an already proven risk factor for chronic obstructive lung disease
, lung cancer, asthma as well as heart attacks.
The program followed guidelines set by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program and the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease